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Loreto, Mexico 2006
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Loreto Mexico Bluewater Fly Fishing 2006

Hosted fly fishing trips for Dorado, Striped Marlin, Sailfish, Rooster Fish
and many other hard fighting species
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Two trips are scheduled for 2006:

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Join Mark Bachmann and Patty Barnes for an adventure in bluewater fly fishing.  Loreto, Mexico has long been regarded as one of the best Dorado ports in the world. Striped Marlin and Pacific Sailfish compliment your fly fishing menu along with Pacific Bonito and highly prized Rooster Fish.  The scenery is spectacular, featuring a starkly rugged desert contrasting with dark blue water.  The weather will be hot and and your clothing will be skimpy.  Fishing periods start at daylight and end in the early afternoon, allowing for lots of leisure time around the pool or walks into town.  There is also plenty of time for what may be the best of all Mexican traditions, the siesta.  As with any trip of this nature, the "destination operation" has a great deal of influence on your enjoyment.  We have chosen the 

most practical accommodations and the most experienced fly fishing guides in the area.  You will be provided with a spacious air conditioned beach front "Villa Class" room at Hotel La Pinta.  Guides, boats and fishing logistics are provided by Baja Big Fish Company.  In this trip all of the bases have been covered and all of the tricky details are dealt with.   Items such as Mexican

Fishing License, bait for chum, lunches, water in the boat, are covered in the package price.  You show up at the Loreto Airport with your fishing gear and luggage and a nice lady will be waiting with a couple of very large vans and and a crew to transport you to your hotel and your room.  Mark and Patty will be there to help you get settled in and show you around. That evening there will be a group meeting to orient you for the fishing that will occur the next morning.     Loreto Weather Report.

To give you as much individual freedom as possible, ground based meals are not provided in the packages.  Hotel La Pinta has an excellent restaurant and bar on the property.  There is also a wide variety of other restaurants within easy walking distance.  Cab service is secure and inexpensive.  Shopping, sight seeing  and diving is available for the non-fisher.

What can you realistically expect for fishing?  Many of the fish in the Sea of Cortez are very large and can be challenging. If you bring only one outfit make it a #12 weight with 300 yards of backing.  Take the time to learn how to cast it with flies that range from 3" to 9" long.  If you haven't fished bluewater before, expect that there may be a learning curve.  Also expect that your guide will be coaching you during your entire trip.  Your guide shouldn't have to teach you how to cast.  He should spend his time teaching you how to make practical presentations.  The rewards can be incredibly large.  This is a big boy/big girl arena.  Hope you can join us.  
This group is limited to 10 anglers. 

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Rooster Fish/Yellowtail Trip: April 23-29, 2006
Arrive: Sunday, April 23 - Depart:  Sunday, April 29, 2006
Stay At: Hotel La Pinta Deluxe Rooms, 6 days 7 nights 
Includes: all ground transfers, bait for chum, licenses, lunches and water in the boat fishing for 6 days.
Not included in the price are: on-shore meals, tips to guides, beverages other than drinking water in the boats, or items of a personal nature.
Fishing: days are 8-hours on the water. 
Boats are large, modern pangas rigged for fly fishing.
Travel Plans: You'll arrive on Sunday, April 23rd and depart on Sunday, April 29, 2006.
On Sundays we have flights arriving from LAX on Aero California at 2:10 on Aero Mexico from San Diego arriving at 4:00 pm and Aero Littoral at 6:30pm. 
These same flights also depart on Sundays- Aero California departs at 3:00 pm, Aero Mexico at 11:45am and Aero Littoral at 9:10 am.
The dark of the moon is on the April 27, 2006. 
Check your connection time in LAX. 
You will want a layover of at least 2-hours to clear customs and make connecting flights.

This trip is based on double occupancy in rooms and boats.  It is designed to accommodate fishing couples.  This trip will only be booked for two people fishing together and rooming together.  Single anglers may apply, but will only be booked if a suitable fishing/room partner can be found.

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April 23-29 Trip: 7-nights, 6-days fishing deluxe package: Full price is $1595 per person,  a deposit payment of $775 holds your dates, an additional final payment of $820 is required by March 1, 2006 $775
Deposit

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Dorado/Billfish/Rooster Fish Trip: June 25 - July1, 2006
Arrive: Sunday, June 25 - Depart:  Sunday, July 1, 2006
Stay At: Hotel La Pinta Deluxe Rooms, 6 days 7 nights 
Includes: all ground transfers, bait for chum, licenses, lunches and water in the boat fishing for 6 days.
Not included in the price are: on-shore meals, tips to guides, beverages other than drinking water in the boats, or items of a personal nature.
Fishing: days are 8-hours on the water. 
Boats are large, modern pangas rigged for fly fishing.
Travel Plans: You'll arrive on Sunday, June 25th and depart on Sunday, July 1, 2006.
On Sundays we have flights arriving from LAX on Aero California at 2:10 on Aero Mexico from San Diego arriving at 4:00 pm and Aero Littoral at 6:30pm. 
These same flights also depart on Sundays- Aero California departs at 3:00 pm, Aero Mexico at 11:45am and Aero Littoral at 9:10 am.
The dark of the moon is on the April 27, 2006. 
Check your connection time in LAX. 
You will want a layover of at least 2-hours to clear customs and make connecting flights.

This trip is based on double occupancy in rooms and boats.  It is designed to accommodate fishing couples.  This trip will only be booked for two people fishing together and rooming together.  Single anglers may apply, but will only be booked if a suitable fishing/room partner can be found.

Description Price To Top
June 25 - July 1 Trip: 7-nights, 6-days fishing deluxe package: Full price is $1595 per person,  a deposit payment of $775 holds your dates, an additional final payment of $820 is required by May 1, 2006 $775
Deposit

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Back By Popular Demand !!!  6-spaces only !!!  Sign up early !!!
This will be Simon Gawesworth's third appearance at PhD. 4-day Spey Rod
Steelhead PhD Class

Spend 4 days on the Deschutes River with: 

Mark Bachmann, Brian Silvey and 
Simon Gawesworth.
September 14, 15, 16, 17, 2006
September is prime time for the stretch of river we will be fishing.
This school intends that you will graduate with extensive proprietary knowledge 
of steelhead fishing and spey rod casting.

We will camp on prime water and we will have walking and boat access to miles 
of steelhead runs that will present a divers array of angling problems to be solved.
Classes will be held mid-day.  You will fish with a guide each morning and evening.
Brunch and dinner will be served at times to give you the best fishing periods.
This will give you the best advantage for hooking as many steelhead 
as possible during your stay with us.
Nothing teaches you more about fishing than being where 
fish are being hooked and landed.

You will learn all aspects of spey rod fishing with both floating and sinking-tip lines. 
Learn how to locate steelhead water and how to approach it. 
Watch an expert guide as he fishes and discloses the secrets
 and proven methods that put fish on the beach.  
Get a lot of hands on help so that you too can be productive.
Save yourself years of experimenting on your own.
 
You will be pampered!
You will stay in a very comfortable tent camp on the water.
A Camp Person will be available at all times to make your stay as comfortable as possible.
All cooking and eating will be done in a spacious screen-house.
Comfortable sleeping cots and pads are supplied in double occupancy tents. 
All food & non-alcoholic beverages are included.

Bring your own sleeping bag, clothing, toiletries,
waders, rain gear, rods, reels, flies & tackle.

Price does not include Oregon Fishing License.
Meet at The Fly Fishing Shop at 7:30am arrive back at 6:30pm.
Date:
September 14, 15, 16, 17,  2006 
6 students only !
First come, first served.       

Price: $1895 per person.  Non-Refundable Deposit: $399 Balance Due: $1496 by 08/01/06
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ST-PHD-2006-1 4-day PHD steelhead class with Mark Bachmann, Brian Silvey and Simon Gawesworth, Total Price is $1,895 - September 14, 15, 16, 17,  2006  $399

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Cone Head Tube Fly used for anadromous salmonids.

Hard Plastic Tubes & Cone Head Assortment
Turn your favorite patterns into deep fishing killers.
New tying methods centered on new materials enable us to create fly patterns that cast easy, fish deep and come to live when wet.
Not only that, but these styles of flies will dress up any fly box on either side of the Atlantic or Pacific so long a anadromous salmonids are concerned.  Tying Instructions.

This Set
Includes:
(12) Hard clear plastic tubes 12 count.
1/8" o.d. X .080" i.d. X 4 3/4" length
Includes: (12) Hard clear plastic tubes 12 count.
3/32" o.d. X .031 i.d. X 4 3/4" length
May be cut to shorter lengths. 
Includes soft plastic hook holder tubing.
Includes: assorted (6) medium and (6) large,
plated cone heads.

You've seen those sexy looking Temple Dogs and other Nordic salmon flies and have decided tie some of your own.  This type of tube fly is catching on for steelhead in the Pacific Northwest and this tube and cone assortment makes them easy. 

Ready to cut to length and tie with.

Item Description Price To Top
HPCH-TUBE Hard Plastic Tube and Cone assortment $9.95

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So You Think That You Are Dedicated To The Sport Of Fly Fishing?

Mayfly tattoo.

The photo at left comes from our good friend Brian O'Keefe.  We didn't want to ask how he got it.  Obviously the young man who wears this mayfly spinner tattoo on his chest is into fly fishing big time.  Will wonders never cease?  We were wondering if there are any girls out there with similar fly fishing motif tattoos.  Please send picture(s) directly to the editor.


Just in time for the fall steelhead !!!  25% OFF !!!
Field Test: Winston Ibis 12' 6" #6/7 Weight Spey Rod

Ibis spey.

Appropriate Lines For This Rod:
WindCutter 6/7/8
WindCutter 6/7/8 with tips
MidSpey 6/7

Appropriate Reel Weight: 6.5 - 7 oz.

I recently tried out the new Winston Ibis 12' 6" 6/7 Weight Spey Rod.  The Stonefly Maidens Fly Club is sponsoring a women's fly casting clinic on August 16.  Five of the members have been practicing their casting and instructor skills so that they can help other women learn how to cast.  I have been acting as an advisor and casting coach for this group.  Our last get together was 07/13 at Oxbow Park on the Sandy River (at the Spey Clave Run).  While the "Women's Casting Clinic" will only deal with single hand casting, I decided to bring one of the new Winston Ibis spey rods to the party.   The girls are getting pretty good with their casting and instructional skills and after observing the group go through their routines for a while I decided that there wasn't much for me to add.  I assembled the spey rod for an initial test drive.  The test line was a WindCutter 6/7/8 with tips mounted on a Waterworks ULA Force 3.4 reel.  My first impression of the rod was that it is very lightweight and well balanced.  The action might be termed "Modernized Traditional".  It is a little bit faster than true traditional.  Single spey, snap-tee, snake roll and double spey casts were performed with both floating and fast sinking tips.  The rod worked well throughout the session, although I had to really slow down with the sinking tips.  This rod loads down deep into the butt for long casts, but as soon as I found the "sweet spot", 80' casts were smooth and easy.  Naturally some of the girls wanted to try out the new rod.  It was interesting to watch.  Two women had used spey rods before.  One had caught a steelhead from the Deschutes the morning before the practice.  The other two participants had never tried a spey.  All four who tried the new rod preformed serviceable casts in short order.  That says something about this group of women.  For me, it was an interesting way for me to test this new rod.  One of the things that I have noticed about spey rod actions is that some are easy to time and some are not.  This rod appears to be a design that is easy for people to get used to in a hurry.  That is a huge asset.  
There ain't nuthin' the matter with easy. 

Spey Rods
IBIS SERIES

Model

Length

Line Weight

Sections

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IBIS7126 12' 6" #6/7 4 6 Reg. $495
Sale $371

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IBIS9140 14' #8/9 4 7.5 Reg. $495
Sale $371

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Green Butt Skunk
Hook: TMC 7999
Thread: Black 8/0
Tail: Red Hackle Fibers
Butt: Fluorescent Chartreuse Chenille
Body:
Black Chenille
Rib: Flat Silver Mylar

Hackle: Black Saddle
Wing:  White Calf Tail,
            Pearl Green Flashabou (optional)
Head:  Black
Common Sizes: This fly is most often

Green Butt Skunk.

used in sizes four and six in rivers like The Deschutes, John Day, Grand Rhonde and Clear Water, although anglers use Green Butts as large as 2/0 in the Clear Water and in some British Columbia Rivers.  This fly was originated by Dan Callahan on the North Umpqua River.  The "Green Butt" is proven on all sizes of rivers and a wide range of water temperatures and conditions.  It is one of the have-to-have flies no matter where you fish steelhead along the Pacific Rim. 

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21015-02 Green Butt Skunk 2 3 for $5.95

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21015-04 Green Butt Skunk 4 3 for $5.95

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21015-06 Green Butt Skunk 6 3 for $5.95

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